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Sustainable Living Is Expensive – Ending the Myth

Sustainable Living Is Expensive – Ending the Myth

By Marine Leclerc A few months ago, I interviewed people to discover the main challenges they face to be more sustainable. I wanted to understand what struggle people have and how they could be relieved at an individual level so they can take actions to reduce their impact. As expected, a few common pain points...

Sustainable Gift Giving in the Time of Coronavirus

Sustainable Gift Giving in the Time of Coronavirus

By Sarah Baillie Sustainable gift giving can be challenging in the best of times, but during the current reality of social distancing and quarantining ourselves at home it’s even more difficult. I have several friends and family members with birthdays in the coming months. I’m also thinking about how to support those whose lives are...

I’ve Seriously Tried to Believe Capitalism and the Planet Can Coexist, But I’ve Lost Faith

I’ve Seriously Tried to Believe Capitalism and the Planet Can Coexist, But I’ve Lost Faith

As the Productivity Commission confirmed this week, Australia’s economy has enjoyed uninterrupted growth for 28 years straight. Specifically, our output of goods and services last financial year grew by two percent. Economists obviously see the growth of a national economy as good news – but what is it doing to the Earth? Capitalism demands limitless...

Infrastructure Can Lay the Foundations for Australia’s Net Zero Emissions Future

Infrastructure Can Lay the Foundations for Australia’s Net Zero Emissions Future

Infrastructure will play a critical role in supporting Australia’s transition to net zero emissions according to a new paper released today. Infrastructure contributes around 70% of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Issues Paper: Reshaping Infrastructure for a net zero emissions future. The paper is published in partnership by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council...

Fight for the Bight: Equinor is Finally Withdrawing From the Great Australian Bight

Fight for the Bight: Equinor is Finally Withdrawing From the Great Australian Bight

The Wilderness Society has today welcomed an announcement from Norwegian oil company Equinor that it will withdraw from its plans to undertake drilling in the Great Australian Bight. Last month, the Wilderness Society South Australia commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia to challenge Equinor’s environmental approval. Equinor is the fourth fossil fuel...

If You Don’t Eat Meat But Still Wear Leather, Here Are A Few Facts to Chew On

If You Don’t Eat Meat But Still Wear Leather, Here Are A Few Facts to Chew On

The numbers of vegans in Australia is on the rise – for many, ruling animal products out of their diet is a relatively straightforward decision. But deciding whether to eschew leather products can be more challenging. For non-meat eaters who do buy leather, the rationale is usually something like this: if meat is being produced...

5 Tips to Ease the Money Worries and Bring the Love Back in Your Relationship

5 Tips to Ease the Money Worries and Bring the Love Back in Your Relationship

Australian couples need to work together on their finances to reduce stress, reveals new research. Money is driving conflict, secrets and stress among Australian couples, according to new research from MyState Bank, which is urging all Australian couples to devote more time to working together on their finances this Valentine’s day. The Love and Money Survey of 1,000 Australians...

Vegan Fashion Week Collaborates with Red Carpet Green Dress for 2020 Oscars Campaign

Vegan Fashion Week Collaborates with Red Carpet Green Dress for 2020 Oscars Campaign

Los Angeles, California: Vegan Fashion Week was invited to contribute to Red Carpet Green Dress (RGCD) pre-Oscars party. The annual pre-Oscars Gala hosted an intimate plant-based dinner and cocktail party with over 100 guests, partners and industry executives to celebrate the collaboration with textile giant Lensing’s new luxury brand TENCEL™ Luxe. The event was held at the...